New England Council members Eversource and the City of Boston have agreed to a new partnership as a part of the White House’s Better Buildings Program. The program aims to improve energy efficiency by 20 percent over the next decade in commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings.
Eversource and Boston will team up as part of the program’s Energy Data Accelerator. Along with many of their counterparts throughout the country, the utility and the city will unite to make it easier for building owners to gain access to whole-building energy usage data, allowing owners to benchmark energy usage in their buildings. This is the first step understanding and improving energy usage and efficiency. The partners will focus on providing this data for multi-tenant buildings, such as apartment and office buildings.
“Better Buildings Accelerator partners demonstrate how powerful a public-private partnership dedicated to solving a specific problem can be,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. “Bringing energy efficiency to scale is a national priority. We applaud the dedication of our partners to come up with innovative solutions that advance our nation’s ability to reduce carbon emissions, and spur economic savings in our businesses and communities.”
The New England Council applauds Eversource and the City of Boston’s continued efforts to improve energy efficiency.